Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Bring about a person's downfall or spoil their chances of success.
- ‘He's off addressing a rally, railing at a do-nothing Legislature, at greedy teachers and nurses, saying he'll fix their wagon with a special election this fall.’
- ‘And since the governor plans to withhold our tax refund an extra month, we'll fix her wagon and file our return a month earlier.’
- ‘We shall fix his wagon at some stage but for now he's draining my creative juices and Gill's too.’
- ‘The old soldier, who learned a long time ago to recognize deception and diversion, is gonna fix their wagon.’
- ‘Until recently, Earl had always called his son Little Ray, but his wife nagged him so much about using just the boy's proper name that he took to calling him Just Ray - just to fix her wagon.’
- ‘Other teams would have the whole summer to find a way to fix his wagon.’
- ‘He tells them both that's he gonna fix their wagon for good, and you just know he means it.’
- ‘This should fix his wagon and get him to eat some veggies!’
- ‘If you move your car but don't sit in it until 8, the parking officer going up and down the block issuing $50 tickets will fix your wagon.’
- ‘Keisha is going to fix his wagon, once and for all.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.